Quick summary: In this activity students are encouraged to develop the value of personal contribution to the community and take an active part in making a difference to that community. They learn about product stewardship and themes around the importance of looking after, nurturing and taking responsibility for the environment are explored.
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- Students understand the role and impact of resource use;
- Students begin to take responsibility for unwanted resources;
- Students research the concept of product stewardship.
Australian Curriculum content description:
Year 9 & 10 Design and Technology
- Critically analyse factors, including social, ethical and sustainability considerations, that impact on designed solutions for global preferred futures and the complex design and production processes involved (ACTDEK040)
- Explain how products, services and environments evolve with consideration of preferred futures and the impact of emerging technologies on design decisions (ACTDEK041)
Year 9 Geography:
- The effects of the production and consumption of goods on places and environments throughout the world and including a country from North-East Asia (ACHGK068)
Year 10 Geography:
- The environmental worldviews of people and their implications for environmental management (ACHGK071)
Topic: Consumption, National Recycling Week
Time required: 2 – 4 lessons
- Fact Sheet: Product Stewardship
- Product stewardship act
- Go !Animate : online video presentation tool
- Computer access.
Digital learning opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities, Interactive whiteboard (IWB), online video presentation tool.
Homework and extension opportunities: Ask students to describe an environment which is special to them, consider its attributes and what the future holds.
Keywords: Waste, litter, e-waste, mobile phone, consumption, MobileMuster.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.